W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs

W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs

NYU Stern, Tisch Hall
40 West 4th Street, Suite 400
4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

The W. R Berkley Innovation Labs, located within the NYU Stern School of Business, and are a creative hub for the design of twenty-first century businesses and learning environments.

The Entrepreneurship Team at the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs provide programs and services that create and nurture serial innovators capable of launching and leading transformational organizations, organizations that challenge assumed boundaries and inspire a sense of what's possible. We’re not talking about little tweaks here and there to existing products, services or business models. We’re talking about a way of thinking that surprises the market again and again with exciting, unexpected solutions. A way of thinking that produces an unconventional strategy that leaves competitors scrambling to catch up. The Labs offer a broad array of insights from research, startup acceleration programs, and mentoring and coaching services that provide NYU students, alumni, faculty and staff with the skills needed to discover and execute bold new ideas.

Programs and services include, just to name a few:

Startup Advising

one-on-one appointments for startup founders at any stage

  • Sounding Board
  • Marketing Help Desk
  • Startup Financials Help Desk
  • Legal Help Desk
  • Social Impact Help Desk


by-request-only meetings for qualifying teams

  • Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
  • Designers-in-Residence
  • VCs-in-Residence

Skill-building Programs

build innovation and startup skills

  • DIY App Development workshop series
  • Custom programs for corporate clients
  • Design sprints

Speaker Events

learn from successful innovators and founders

  • Philip Krim, Casper
  • Oisin Hanrahan, Handy
  • David Rose, NY Angels & Gust


opportunities to receive funding alongside immersive programming

  • $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge
  • NYU Mobile App Contest
  • Stern Venture Fellows